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Patrol: Semi Truck Hauling Turkeys Overturns

A semi truck that was hauling turkeys overturned on Interstate 94 amid snowy conditions Monday morning. According to the State Patrol, the crash happened as a truck was traveling east near Dalton.

11/10/2014

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Police: Man Arrested For DWI After Monticello Crash

Police believe a man who they say caused a crash in Monticello Township over the weekend was driving while intoxicated and without a valid license. The crash happened at about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday evening along County Road 39 near Aetna Avenue Northeast.

10/29/2014

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1 Million Riders Board Green Line LRT In September

With some help from the Minnesota Vikings relocating their games to TCF Bank in Stadium Village, the new Green Line LRT between St. Paul and Minneapolis saw more than 1 million riders in September.

10/14/2014

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Man Killed In Rollover Crash In Crow Wing Co.

The Crow Wing Sheriff’s Office says that a 47-year-old man was killed in a rollover crash over the weekend. Authorities were called to County Road 159 about five miles east of Brainerd on Saturday evening after another motorist saw a vehicle rolled over in a ditch.

10/13/2014

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Overturned Semi Blocks Southbound I-35 In Shoreview

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says that an overturned semi truck was blocking traffic on Interstate 35W near Shoreview, Minn. Monday and afternoon.

09/22/2014

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Pedestrian Bridge Struck By Truck To Be Removed

A pedestrian bridge that was struck by a semi truck earlier this week will be removed. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the bridge that spans 55-feet over Highway 14 will be dismantled by crews using a heavy-duty crane Tuesday afternoon.

09/09/2014

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Citizen Group Files Lawsuit To Stop SWLRT Plans

The Southwest Corridor Light Rail project has another obstacle to overcome after a group filed a lawsuit to stop it. Lakes and Parks Alliance, a grassroots citizen group, claims the project violates state and federal law since the latest design was approved before the environmental impact study was complete.

09/08/2014

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Green Line LRT Service Disrupted In St. Paul

Service along the Green Line LRT was disrupted Monday afternoon in St. Paul. Metro Transit said that buses were replacing trains between the Downtown East and Raymond Avenue Stations.

09/08/2014

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Woman Killed By Green Line LRT Identified

The woman who was struck and killed by a light-rail train in St. Paul over the weekend has been identified. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office says that 42-year-old Shana Buchanan, of Minneapolis, was killed after she was hit by a train.

09/02/2014

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Increased Patrol Sunday To Remind Of ‘Move Over Law’

You may see more State Troopers on Minnesota highways Sunday. The State Patrol and local law enforcement are holding saturation patrols to remind drivers of the Ted Foss Move Over Law.

08/31/2014

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Mpls. City Council Votes In Favor Of SWLRT Plan

Years of debate surrounding the Southwest light rail transit project has led to a plan some Minneapolis City Council members call incomplete. But council members nonetheless voted to approve the latest plans for the railway that will connect suburbs like Eden Prairie, St. Louis Park, and Minnetonka to Minneapolis.

08/29/2014

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At Least 5 Hurt In Crash On I-694

A crash has injured at least five people early Friday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The crash happened at about 4:16 a.m. on Interstate 694 on the ramp to East River Road.

08/22/2014

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Overturned Semi Closes Southbound Hwy. 52

Southbound Highway 52 was closed to traffic Monday afternoon after a semi truck overturned in St. Paul. Crews said they believed it would take about three hours to clear the scene.

08/18/2014

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Project To Add 3rd Lane To I-494 In Plymouth Kicks Off

A three-year project to add another lane to Interstate 494 in Plymouth is officially underway, following a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning. The stretch of 494 from Highway 55 to the Fish Lake Interchange is the only part of 494 that didn’t have three lanes.

07/23/2014

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Where Do Minnesota’s Teen Drivers Rank In Safety?

A new report shows Minnesota is in the middle of the road when it comes to how good our teen drivers are. Wallet-Hub used death statistics as well as safety and financial data to make the list.

06/19/2014

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Gas Prices On The Upswing In Twin Cities

If you’re getting ready to gas up for a trip up north this weekend, be prepared to pay a little more at the pump. Gas prices have risen on average by about 15 cents per gallon in the Twin Cities during the past week.

06/18/2014

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2 Killed After Van U-Turns In Front Of Motorcycle

A 43-year-old woman was killed after the motorcycle on which she was riding crashed into a van west of Cambridge, Minn. Thursday evening. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash happened along Highway 95.

05/30/2014

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61-Year-Old Man Killed In Otsego Crash Identified

A 61-year-old who was killed in a crash that happened last Friday was identified. According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, the victim of the crash was Ricky Wayne Anderson, of Buffalo, Minn.

05/27/2014

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MnDOT: I-94 Down To 1 Lane Near Monticello

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports that Interstate 94 westbound near Monticello is down to a single lane due to a pavement failure. The stretch should be down to a single lane for about an hour, MnDOT said.

05/23/2014

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Met Council: Green Line Attracts $2.5B In Development

Metro Transit’s 11-mile Green Line light rail system running from downtown St. Paul to downtown Minneapolis begins service exactly one month from today on June 14. The route promises greater access throughout for the Twin Cities and metro area suburbs.

05/14/2014

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1 Killed In Head-On Crash In Goodhue County

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened Monday morning in Goodhue County. Few details were immediately available, but the State Patrol said the crash happened at about 7:30 a.m.

05/12/2014

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Milk Tanker Rollover Causes Major Delays On I-94

An overturned tanker spilled approximately 100 gallons of milk on Interstate 94 E in Minneapolis Wednesday afternoon, according to the State Patrol. Authorities say a tanker rolled over at the bottom of the exit ramp to southbound I-35W at about 2:40 p.m.

04/30/2014

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LRT Connecting Downtowns Set To Run 24/7

The forthcoming commuter line connecting the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul via light rail train is likely scheduled to run 24 hours a day, every day. The Green Line was originally set to run only from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily, with a four-hour gap on the overnights.

04/22/2014

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Minnesotans Named Among Nation’s Best Drivers

A new report names Minnesotans some of the best drivers in the country overall. The report looked at fatality rates, drunk driving, tickets, careless driving and seat belt usage.

04/22/2014